Philips Norelco 1250X/40 SensoTouch 3D Electric Razor (Series 8000)
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- Wet or dry electric shaver.
- Gyroflex 3D countour three ways: flex outward, pivot around, and tilt inward to follow the natural contours of your face
- UltraTrack heads have three shaving tracks that catch every hair for a closer shave
- With AquaTec technology enjoy a comfortable dry shave or a refreshing wet shave.
- Pop-out trimmer for sideburns and moustache
- Discontinued by manufacturer
- To help simplify your shopping experience, we recently updated this product's packaging and name: The SensoTouch 3D 1250X/40 is now called Shaver 8100. During the transition, you may receive the product in either old or new packaging
- Gyroflex 3D contour-following system has three dynamic parts that independently flex outward, pivot around, and tilt inward to follow the natural contours of your face
- UltraTrack heads cover 50% more skin surface with three shaving tracks that catch every hair
- A great gift, the shaver's Aquatec Technology allows you to shave wet with gel or foam for extra skin protection or dry for convenience
- Pop-out trimmer is perfect for sideburns and moustache
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Philips Norelco Shaver 8100
Provides an Exceptionally Smooth Shave
Philips Norelco's best shave yet, Shaver 8100 delivers the ultimate shaving experience. Its GyroFlex 3D system has three dynamic parts that move independently (flexing outward, pivoting around, and tilting inward) to follow the natural contours of your face and minimize pressure and irritation. Also, the UltraTrack shaving heads, with 50% more shaving surface, catch every hair type in just a few strokes - comfortably shaving long hairs, flattened hairs, and short stubble. The Patented Lift & Cut dual-blade system lifts hairs to comfortably cut below skin level. This razor gets the job done without leaving any stray hairs or stubble behind.
What's in the Box
Shaver 8100, charging stand, luxury pouch, protective cap, power cord, and cleaning brush.
Shaver 8100 At a Glance:
- GyroFlex 3D contour-following heads adjust to every curve, minimizing pressure and irritation
- UltraTrack heads catch every hair with just a few strokes
- Premium touch-control numeric display lets you know how much power remains
- Patented Lift & Cut action lifts hairs to cut below skin level for a closer shave
- Comfortable shaving - wet or dry - thanks to the AquaTec seal
- SkinGlide shaving surface slides smoothly over your skin for a close, easy shave
Philips Norelco Shaver 8100 Features
Comfortably Shaves Wet or Dry
With Shaver 8100, you can shave any way you want. The AquaTec seal gives you the option of either shaving with gel or foam for extra skin protection or dry for convenience. The razor can be used in or out of the shower. The low-friction SkinGlide shaving surface slides smoothly along your skin for a close shave without irritation.
Optimum Control and Precision
Designed for ease of use, Shaver 8100 has an easy-to-hold handle with an ergonomic grip for optimum control. The convenient pop-out trimmer offers ideal precision for sideburns and moustache.
Cordless, Travel-Friendly Design
Shaver 8100's Lithium-Ion cordless battery provides up to 50 minutes of shaving power. The shaver fully charges in 1 hour and a 3 minute quick-charge provides enough power for one full shave. Shaver 8100 has a travel lock and comes with a protective pouch, so you can toss it in your bag, briefcase, or suitcase when you're on the go. Additionally, the razor features a worldwide voltage function that adjusts automatically from 100 volts to 240 volts AC, making the Shaver 8100 ideal for international travel. Shaver 8100 is backed by a two-year warranty.
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Getting a close shave each time in no difficult with the Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D. Norelco's GyroFlex 3D system together with UltraTrack heads and SkinGlide technologies gives you an extremely smooth shave in just a few strokes. With its three-dimensional-contouring, the Norelco SensoTouch razor follows every curve of your face and neck, thus ensuring a closer shave. UltraTrack heads help remove even the shortest stubble, whereas smooth SkinGlide reduces skin irritation. The easy grip handle with anti-slip coating makes for closer control. The skin-friendly precision trimmer makes it easy to trim your moustache and sideburns as it keeps unnecessary skin contact to a minimum. Whether you use shaving cream or not doesn't really matter - the Aquatec seal ensures a smooth, easy shave.
Top Customer Reviews
I have been using it for the last month and I think that I'm now ready to provide an accurate and detailed review.
I have used these criteria to review this product:
Quality of shave, Ease of cleaning, Comfort level, Battery usage and Overall value for money.
The electric shaver in question excels in most of these areas:
Quality of shave
The new "3d" head, although gimmicky in title, is very percise and does not leave any area untreated, however, just like any other electric shaver, this too doesn't provide the close shave that can be attained by an actual razor shave.
4 Out of 5
Ease of cleaning
The detachable head is extremely easy to clean and really does come out clean when you are done, no place for the hairs to hide so to speak
5 Out of 5
The shaver fits perfectly in the hand and has a good feel to it, it feels like some thought was put into it's design and top quality materials were used in the manufacturing process.
This can also be observed by the incredibly silent operation, even after a month.
4 Out of 5
The battery lasts enough for a several shaves, and charging an empty battery is incredibly fast, can't ask for more in this department.
5 Out of 5
Value for money
Here's where it falls short - the price is high, and if you can afford it you get an high quality electric shaver at a premium, but for most of us, this is just not worth the money.Read more ›
But first let's get a basic question out of the way: do you have to spend this much to get a good shave from an electric shaver? Absolutely not. Lower-end models such as the Braun Series 5, the 7000 and 8000 Norelco series and the Panasonic ArcIV are great shavers. What you get for the extra money is a slight improvement in the shave, a bit better design, and a few somewhat useful bells and whistles.
Build quality - all are very nicely put together. The Braun feels the most substantial; the 3D feels the most "plasticy."
Sound - the 3D runs very quietly; the Braun and Panasonic are far more "buzzy" but not too loud.
Overall feel - for me, the Braun feels the most comfortable to hold. Easy to grip even if your hands are wet. The Panasonic is a close second. The 3D feels the most awkward. Not horrible, but not all that comfortable either.
Dry shave: closeness - this is a tough call, with the Braun and the Panasonic both providing very close shaves. The 3D does a pretty good job, but my face does not feel as smooth as with the others.
Dry shave: speed - the 3D is the clear winner here. Just mows through my beard, with a total shave time of less than 3 min. The Panasonic takes about 4 min for a good shave; the Braun clocks in at about 5 min.
Dry shave: neck - this is the most difficult area for most shavers, and all of these models left a few errant hairs here and there. The 3D did the best but it comes at the expense of some irritation (see the next note).Read more ›
This new 3D razor is much more comfortable and does the job significantly faster than the older models. It's also a wet-dry razor that you can use in the shower or with shaving cream, although I haven't tried either of those options yet.
I bought the least expensive 3D model since the only difference with the more expensive models are more sophisticated power indicators. The three indicator lights with the last one turning red when it's time to recharge are quite sufficient. Go with the model 40 and save your money.
Update October 7, 2012:
I've had the razor for coming up on two years now and it's still working perfectly. Battery charges and holds charge, no water damage even though I use it frequently in the shower. Original blade unit is still sharp.
Simply put, this is the best electric shaver I've ever owned! It's quiet, fast, and cuts extremely close.
I can't describe how impressive it is to have an electric razor that doesn't sound like a weed whacker. This guy sounds like a cell phone vibrating, very little noise at all. It's like getting a shave and a mini facial massage at the time.
I think it took less than 5 minutes for me to dry shave the first time, after charging the unit overnight. It was quick and painless. The hair on my neck grows in a strange pattern and typically large amounts of hair get missed, if I use anything other than an actual razor. The SensoTouch 3D got most of the hair all the other electric shaver usually miss. I did have to go over the area a few times and that did cause a little irritation after the fact, but I think that's typical for using any new shaver for the first time.
Clean up is a awesome. The hair gets collected into the unit while you use it, so very little if any hair lands in the sink (big points on the "Wife Score" chart). Then when you need too, you simply pop open the shaving heads and rinse this bad boy under the water. It couldn't be easier or more efficient. Plus, the ability to both dry and wet shave is great feature.
I can't recommend this enough!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Buyer be Ware!! While this is a good product and works well, after a little over two years (after the warranty expired) the battery will no longer hold a charge. Read morePublished 15 days ago by cmd
Got this as a gift for my husband. He absolutely loves it. He's never had a shaver give him such a close shave. He has sensative skin and this one doesn't irritate.Published 15 days ago by KP
I bought this because I could not find the original replacement head at good price . The only affordable new heads are the redesigned plastic ones with fewer blades . Read morePublished 20 days ago by Brian
This was a gift for my husband. He loves how close the save is.Published 25 days ago by Dorothea A Hadsell
I've been using Norelco rotary shavers since the early 1980s, and I find them far superior to straight-edge foil shavers. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Michael K. Smith
The razor was received on time and and gives a great smooth shave.Published 1 month ago by Vincent J. Powers